Chico State Giving Day

Challenge & Bonus Gifts

What is Giving Day without a little competition? Thanks to generous contributions from members of the University Foundation Board of Governors and the Tower Society, we have a number of special rewards to unlock throughout Giving Day on February 14.

’Cats Give Back Challenge

When the total number of gifts to Chico State Giving Day campaigns hits 2,500 gifts, $20,000 dollars in bonus money is unlocked for the Chico State Fund, supporting excellence and innovation by meeting the University’s greatest needs.

Excellence and Innovation Challenges

  • When the Chico State Fund, the University’s excellence and innovation fund, reaches $10,000 in donations, $5,000 in bonus money is unlocked for the fund.
    • UNLOCKED!
  • When the Chico State Fund reaches its goal of $25,000, an additional $10,000 in bonus money is unlocked for the fund!

Fifty States Challenge

We know our Wildcats make an impact around the country, so let’s see that support! When gifts are received from all 50 states, $5,000 in bonus money is unlocked for the Chico State Fund.

Timed Challenges

First Gift

Set your alarm for 11:59 p.m. and get your credit card ready. The cause that gets the first gift after midnight on February 14 wins the prize of an extra $150!

Winner (Tie): Community Legal Information Center / Wildcat Athletics

Donation Power Hour 1 — 8–9 a.m.

The cause that receives the most gifts during this hour earns $250!

Winner: Women's Soccer

Social Media Challenge 1: Wildcat Pride Selfies — 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Earn $50 for your favorite cause and a $50 gift card to the Wildcat Store! Share why you love and support Chico State with a selfie (bonus points if you include Willie or some Chico State gear) on Twitter or Instagram and tag #ChicoStateGivingDay and #CatsGiveBack. We will select 3 winners who post between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Remember: your social profile must be public for us to find you!

Winners: @rredrobin, @cheyennemarina, @marinwright9

First to the Finish Line

The first 3 causes to meet their goals will earn a bonus $100 each!

Winners: [still calculating]

First to 50

The first fund to receive 50 gifts during the 24-hour Giving Day period will earn a bonus $100!

Winner: Chico State Fund

Social Media Challenge 2: Why Give? — 4–5 p.m.

Earn $100 for your favorite cause and a $50 gift card to the Wildcat Store! Share on Twitter or Instagram why your favorite cause deserves bonus bucks—“[Program/cause] deserves #ChicoStateGivingDay $ because…” We will choose a winner who posts between 4–5 p.m. Remember: your social profile must be public and the post tagged #ChicoStateGivingDay or #CatsGiveBack for us to find you!

Winner: @jolreynolds

Donation Power Hour 2 — 7–8 p.m.

The cause that receives the most gifts during this hour earns $250! 

Winner: Women's Soccer

Last Gift

At 11:59 p.m., it’s your last chance to give! The person who makes the last gift of the day will win $150 for their chosen cause.

Winner: Center for Excellence in Finance